WORKING WITH STACKS
Stacks are one of Apertures coolest features. You can stack images together for easier compare and select or just to keep like images together. If you want to use two images from a stack independently of each other, you have several choices:
1) You can extract one of them from the stack
2) You can split the stack
3) You can just unstack the images
Remember that once you make changes to a stack, those changes will show up everywhere the stack appears.
You can also use an image outside the stack while keeping your stack intact. Hold the Option key and drag the image to a location in the browser (outside the stack.) This makes a copy. Happy stacking!
When you press the Z key to Zoom, you view the image at 100%. The image will zoom into the portion of the image that represents the location of your mouse. So to avoid panning around a large image, just place the mouse near where you want to zoom in the first place.
When you are making adjustments in the HUD or on the Adjustments Palette, the rectangular shaped text fields are scrubby fields. Just hold down the Shift key while scrubbing over the box and the slider flies from one extreme to the other. To make fine adjustments, just hold down the Option key while scrubbing. This limits how far the slider moves and makes fine adjustments easier. Also, you can hold down
SHIFT-OPTION to come somewhere in between.
Sponsored by PMA – It’s not too early to mark your calendar because this is big. For the first time in the USA, the PMA tradeshow and conference will be open to the general public – September 6-11, 2011 in Las Vegas. See you there – http://bit.ly/9yaL2I
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